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Obama Administration Paying People To 'Recruit' Folks Onto Food Stamps...

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — A good recruiter needs to be liked, so Dillie Nerios filled gift bags with dog toys for the dog people and cat food for the cat people. She packed crates of cookies, croissants, vegetables and fresh fruit. She curled her hair and painted her nails fluorescent pink. “A happy, it’s-all-good look,” she said, checking her reflection in the rearview mirror. Then she drove along the Florida coast to sign people up for food stamps.

Her destination on a recent morning was a 55-and-over community in central Florida, where single-wide trailers surround a parched golf course. On the drive, Nerios, 56, reviewed techniques she had learned for connecting with some of Florida’s most desperate senior citizens during two years on the job. Touch a shoulder. Hold eye contact. Listen for as long as it takes. “Some seniors haven’t had anyone to talk to in some time,” one of the state-issued training manuals reads. “Make each person feel like the only one who matters.”

In fact, it is Nerios’s job to enroll at least 150 seniors for food stamps each month, a quota she usually exceeds. Alleviate hunger, lessen poverty: These are the primary goals of her work. But the job also has a second and more controversial purpose for cash-strapped Florida, where increasing food-stamp enrollment has become a means of economic growth, bringing almost $6 billion each year into the state. The money helps to sustain communities, grocery stores and food producers. It also adds to rising federal entitlement spending and the U.S. debt.

Nerios prefers to think of her job in more simple terms: “Help is available,” she tells hundreds of seniors each week. “You deserve it. So, yes or no?”

In Florida and everywhere else, the answer in 2013 is almost always yes. A record 47 million Americans now rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, available for people with annual incomes below about $15,000. The program grew during the economic collapse because 10 million more Americans dropped into poverty. It has continued to expand four years into the recovery because state governments and their partner organizations have become active promoters, creating official “SNAP outreach plans” and hiring hundreds of recruiters like Nerios.

A decade ago, only about half of eligible Americans chose to sign up for food stamps. Now that number is 75 percent.
"In 4 more OMao years you won't like how America looks....I guarantee it."
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” -- Thomas Jefferson
I'll be honest. I've been tempted to try to sign up at times. I figure, "Everyone else does, why not? Sick of the budgeting."

But...I haven't. Don't plan on it any time soon. Still working out various side jobs (low-paying full time job starting in August) to help bring in extra funds to help my husband make ends meet for the kiddos. Not for lack of education though.

It's going to come soon, though, where many, MANY frustrated middle-classers are just going to throw in the towel and give in....tired of working hard for LESS money than the "poorer" folks bring in. It feels like a losing battle sometimes, to be perfectly frank.

Its going to start when we are forced to join government health care since we can no longer keep our insurance. When that happens, most of us will just be a step away from joining other government programs.

I hope not....but I'm just saying...there came a time where everyone in Russia stood in line for food, because they had no choice. When the time comes your family eats better from the government than they do from your job, then....Shrug

My point is...with people like the above person, being paid to sign up tons of people for food stamps.... how do you compete with that???? Other than just not giving in until your ribs are showing and you have no other choice????
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The Welfare Coalition...look it up in OMao's own words.......this is how you get Communism.
"In 4 more OMao years you won't like how America looks....I guarantee it."
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” -- Thomas Jefferson

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